Matt Priddis ($507,900, 103, 42) – Since getting smacked on the noggin and taking an early seat after scoring 24 in the game against Essendon in R7, Sideshow is back to his normal self scoring 119, 133 and 131. You can’t say I didn’t try to tell you – waiting that extra week is going to cost you $43,400.
Shane Tuck ($559,300, 108, 39) – Tucky is just one of those blokes that you just want to see do well. I put him in the Lenny Hayes mold. Check out his last 4 weeks: 148, 84, 155, 142. Admittedly amongst that lot was Freo at the MCG and GWS but the 148 came against The Hawks on a wet day. What the Tuck?
Sam Mitchell ($552,700, 111.33, 93) – Happy to say I picked up Sammy at his low price for the season which was $512,900 back in R7. Since then he’s pumped out 114, 91, 133, 116, and then 124 last week against Brissy. He’s not afraid to get in and under and consequently gets tons of possies. Handily averages over 6 tackles a game too. Champion.
Dayne Zorko ($324,100, 87.6, -44) – Its KILLING me that I don’t have him. I’m actually thinking about trading Milera for him this week which is going to cost me $75k more than it would have if I’d made the decision last week. Since getting a full game he’s scored 100, 83, 102 and then 137 against The Hawks. Right now he’s challenging Giles for RoTY.
Matt Rosa ($497,800, 94.4, 109) – Matty hasn’t had a bad month. Sure, 3 of his 4 games have been at Subi but he’s still gone for 94, 158, 85 (that was the game in Brisbane), and 106. He averages 94 points a game but is in only 0.66% of all teams (2,408) – I guarantee you 2,400 of those are Eagles supporters and the other 8 are friends.
David Ellard ($470,300, 92.57, 92) – Here’s another Carlton player (Brock McLean was the other one) who is picking up the slack left by Marc Murphy. Since R7 when MM went down, Ellard has scored 92, 115, 119, 87 and 103. Would I pick him? Not on your Nelly. But you might.
Shaun Atley ($340,300, 70, 48) – Just bringing your attention to Mr Atley because when you’re low on trades at the end of the season and with not much cash in the bank you might want to give consideration to this guy. He’s pretty consistent and recently has returned 76, 74 and 82. Earlier in the season he belted out a ton against the GC.
Sam Gibson ($94,700, 56) – Not going to shout his name from the rooftops while he’s only scoring 50’s like he did last week but at $95k he’s definitely cheap and if he gets games would mean plenty of cash as a downgrade.
Shane Savage ($264,500, 61.92, 1) – On account of the fact that there is virtually no value picks in the midfield this week I’m going to break my <$250k rule to draw your attention to SS who at the beginning of the season was priced at $412k because he averaged 77.2 last year. In 2011, he played in 17 games and on 4 occasions went large scoring well over 100. Last week he scored 121. If you feel like taking a risk, he’s looking for a good home.